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Questions fomr absolute newbie!



 
 
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Old April 3rd 06, 11:02 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
patrick
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Default Questions fomr absolute newbie!

Hi

A few questions here for starters:

We're selling a narrow boat and considering a caravan to tie up less cash.
Your thought please on:

Ace Jubilee Viceroy versus Bailey 500/5. What do we get for the extra price
of the Ace?

New or second-hand. Having seen advertised a 2 to 3 yr old Ace with awning
and all the "ready to go bits n bobs" including awning, is this a better bet
than a new unit.

Finally, for now, new Co car will be a 2 litre tdi new passat with DSG auto
box. Suited to towing I assume??

Thanks in advance

Patrick



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Old April 4th 06, 12:03 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Peter K L Milnes
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Default Questions fomr absolute newbie!

Just make sure that whichever caravan you decide upon make sure that it
comes with a full service history and damp proof certificate, yes, even a
new caravan needs a "certificate of health"!!

Regarding the car, the only improvement you can make will be to use 100%
Biodiesel fuel in it. You can make it yourself at around 32p/Litre (all
Customs and Excise duties paid) or pay 95p/Litre to a company that
specialises in renewable green energy. There are several websites up and
running so you only need to Google.

All the best, Peter.

700/900/90 Register Keeper,
Volvo Owners Club (UK).

"patrick" wrote in message
...
Hi

A few questions here for starters:

We're selling a narrow boat and considering a caravan to tie up less cash.
Your thought please on:

Ace Jubilee Viceroy versus Bailey 500/5. What do we get for the extra
price
of the Ace?

New or second-hand. Having seen advertised a 2 to 3 yr old Ace with awning
and all the "ready to go bits n bobs" including awning, is this a better
bet
than a new unit.

Finally, for now, new Co car will be a 2 litre tdi new passat with DSG
auto
box. Suited to towing I assume??

Thanks in advance

Patrick





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Old April 4th 06, 12:03 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Peter K L Milnes
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Posts: 448
Default Questions fomr absolute newbie!

Just make sure that whichever caravan you decide upon make sure that it
comes with a full service history and damp proof certificate, yes, even a
new caravan needs a "certificate of health"!!

Regarding the car, the only improvement you can make will be to use 100%
Biodiesel fuel in it. You can make it yourself at around 32p/Litre (all
Customs and Excise duties paid) or pay 95p/Litre to a company that
specialises in renewable green energy. There are several websites up and
running so you only need to Google.

All the best, Peter.

700/900/90 Register Keeper,
Volvo Owners Club (UK).

"patrick" wrote in message
...
Hi

A few questions here for starters:

We're selling a narrow boat and considering a caravan to tie up less cash.
Your thought please on:

Ace Jubilee Viceroy versus Bailey 500/5. What do we get for the extra
price
of the Ace?

New or second-hand. Having seen advertised a 2 to 3 yr old Ace with awning
and all the "ready to go bits n bobs" including awning, is this a better
bet
than a new unit.

Finally, for now, new Co car will be a 2 litre tdi new passat with DSG
auto
box. Suited to towing I assume??

Thanks in advance

Patrick





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Old April 4th 06, 12:03 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Peter K L Milnes
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Posts: 448
Default Questions fomr absolute newbie!

Just make sure that whichever caravan you decide upon make sure that it
comes with a full service history and damp proof certificate, yes, even a
new caravan needs a "certificate of health"!!

Regarding the car, the only improvement you can make will be to use 100%
Biodiesel fuel in it. You can make it yourself at around 32p/Litre (all
Customs and Excise duties paid) or pay 95p/Litre to a company that
specialises in renewable green energy. There are several websites up and
running so you only need to Google.

All the best, Peter.

700/900/90 Register Keeper,
Volvo Owners Club (UK).

"patrick" wrote in message
...
Hi

A few questions here for starters:

We're selling a narrow boat and considering a caravan to tie up less cash.
Your thought please on:

Ace Jubilee Viceroy versus Bailey 500/5. What do we get for the extra
price
of the Ace?

New or second-hand. Having seen advertised a 2 to 3 yr old Ace with awning
and all the "ready to go bits n bobs" including awning, is this a better
bet
than a new unit.

Finally, for now, new Co car will be a 2 litre tdi new passat with DSG
auto
box. Suited to towing I assume??

Thanks in advance

Patrick





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Old April 4th 06, 12:41 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Barney
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Default Questions fomr absolute newbie!



"patrick" wrote in message
...
Hi

A few questions here for starters:

We're selling a narrow boat and considering a caravan to tie up less cash.
Your thought please on:

Ace Jubilee Viceroy versus Bailey 500/5. What do we get for the extra
price
of the Ace?

New or second-hand. Having seen advertised a 2 to 3 yr old Ace with awning
and all the "ready to go bits n bobs" including awning, is this a better
bet
than a new unit.

Finally, for now, new Co car will be a 2 litre tdi new passat with DSG
auto
box. Suited to towing I assume??

Thanks in advance

Patrick



Have a look at www.caravantalk.org.uk

Information can usually be gained on all aspects of caravaning.


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Old April 4th 06, 12:41 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Barney
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Default Questions fomr absolute newbie!



"patrick" wrote in message
...
Hi

A few questions here for starters:

We're selling a narrow boat and considering a caravan to tie up less cash.
Your thought please on:

Ace Jubilee Viceroy versus Bailey 500/5. What do we get for the extra
price
of the Ace?

New or second-hand. Having seen advertised a 2 to 3 yr old Ace with awning
and all the "ready to go bits n bobs" including awning, is this a better
bet
than a new unit.

Finally, for now, new Co car will be a 2 litre tdi new passat with DSG
auto
box. Suited to towing I assume??

Thanks in advance

Patrick



Have a look at www.caravantalk.org.uk

Information can usually be gained on all aspects of caravaning.


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Old April 4th 06, 12:41 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Barney
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Default Questions fomr absolute newbie!



"patrick" wrote in message
...
Hi

A few questions here for starters:

We're selling a narrow boat and considering a caravan to tie up less cash.
Your thought please on:

Ace Jubilee Viceroy versus Bailey 500/5. What do we get for the extra
price
of the Ace?

New or second-hand. Having seen advertised a 2 to 3 yr old Ace with awning
and all the "ready to go bits n bobs" including awning, is this a better
bet
than a new unit.

Finally, for now, new Co car will be a 2 litre tdi new passat with DSG
auto
box. Suited to towing I assume??

Thanks in advance

Patrick



Have a look at www.caravantalk.org.uk

Information can usually be gained on all aspects of caravaning.


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Old April 4th 06, 11:27 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default Questions fomr absolute newbie!


"patrick" wrote in message
...
Hi

A few questions here for starters:

We're selling a narrow boat and considering a caravan to tie up less cash.
Your thought please on:

Ace Jubilee Viceroy versus Bailey 500/5. What do we get for the extra
price
of the Ace?

New or second-hand. Having seen advertised a 2 to 3 yr old Ace with awning
and all the "ready to go bits n bobs" including awning, is this a better
bet
than a new unit.

Finally, for now, new Co car will be a 2 litre tdi new passat with DSG
auto
box. Suited to towing I assume??

Thanks in advance

Patrick


OK, where to start. I presume you are looking at the Bailey Ranger 500/5
against the Viceroy.

Generally the Ranger is considered a competitor for the Sprite range rather
than Ace. The Ace is the equivilant of the Pageant range, but that being
said lets look at the differences between your chosen two.

The Viceroy is longer and wider, for a start. Viceroy also has

AKS 3004 stabiliser
Top door flyscreen
Ventilation boards
Front access bed boxes
107 litre fridge against 96 litres
Dual fuel cooker
Chopping board/sink cover
Semi rigid plumbing throughout
Beech sprung bed slats.

These are the ones I can remember, I am sure there are more.

It worries me that a van is described as '2 to 3 years old'. Caravans are
easily identified as to there model year by reference to the serial number.
Since 2001 that reference has been a number, ie 2001 = 1, rather than the
slightly confusing letter system.

As long as a Swift group van is built after 1999, you should be OK with body
ingress problems, but a service history is still very important. The price
being asked for the used van, along with its actual age will be the
determining factor of whether its a better buy or not.

Cheers

David


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Old April 4th 06, 11:27 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default Questions fomr absolute newbie!


"patrick" wrote in message
...
Hi

A few questions here for starters:

We're selling a narrow boat and considering a caravan to tie up less cash.
Your thought please on:

Ace Jubilee Viceroy versus Bailey 500/5. What do we get for the extra
price
of the Ace?

New or second-hand. Having seen advertised a 2 to 3 yr old Ace with awning
and all the "ready to go bits n bobs" including awning, is this a better
bet
than a new unit.

Finally, for now, new Co car will be a 2 litre tdi new passat with DSG
auto
box. Suited to towing I assume??

Thanks in advance

Patrick


OK, where to start. I presume you are looking at the Bailey Ranger 500/5
against the Viceroy.

Generally the Ranger is considered a competitor for the Sprite range rather
than Ace. The Ace is the equivilant of the Pageant range, but that being
said lets look at the differences between your chosen two.

The Viceroy is longer and wider, for a start. Viceroy also has

AKS 3004 stabiliser
Top door flyscreen
Ventilation boards
Front access bed boxes
107 litre fridge against 96 litres
Dual fuel cooker
Chopping board/sink cover
Semi rigid plumbing throughout
Beech sprung bed slats.

These are the ones I can remember, I am sure there are more.

It worries me that a van is described as '2 to 3 years old'. Caravans are
easily identified as to there model year by reference to the serial number.
Since 2001 that reference has been a number, ie 2001 = 1, rather than the
slightly confusing letter system.

As long as a Swift group van is built after 1999, you should be OK with body
ingress problems, but a service history is still very important. The price
being asked for the used van, along with its actual age will be the
determining factor of whether its a better buy or not.

Cheers

David


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Old April 4th 06, 11:27 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default Questions fomr absolute newbie!


"patrick" wrote in message
...
Hi

A few questions here for starters:

We're selling a narrow boat and considering a caravan to tie up less cash.
Your thought please on:

Ace Jubilee Viceroy versus Bailey 500/5. What do we get for the extra
price
of the Ace?

New or second-hand. Having seen advertised a 2 to 3 yr old Ace with awning
and all the "ready to go bits n bobs" including awning, is this a better
bet
than a new unit.

Finally, for now, new Co car will be a 2 litre tdi new passat with DSG
auto
box. Suited to towing I assume??

Thanks in advance

Patrick


OK, where to start. I presume you are looking at the Bailey Ranger 500/5
against the Viceroy.

Generally the Ranger is considered a competitor for the Sprite range rather
than Ace. The Ace is the equivilant of the Pageant range, but that being
said lets look at the differences between your chosen two.

The Viceroy is longer and wider, for a start. Viceroy also has

AKS 3004 stabiliser
Top door flyscreen
Ventilation boards
Front access bed boxes
107 litre fridge against 96 litres
Dual fuel cooker
Chopping board/sink cover
Semi rigid plumbing throughout
Beech sprung bed slats.

These are the ones I can remember, I am sure there are more.

It worries me that a van is described as '2 to 3 years old'. Caravans are
easily identified as to there model year by reference to the serial number.
Since 2001 that reference has been a number, ie 2001 = 1, rather than the
slightly confusing letter system.

As long as a Swift group van is built after 1999, you should be OK with body
ingress problems, but a service history is still very important. The price
being asked for the used van, along with its actual age will be the
determining factor of whether its a better buy or not.

Cheers

David


 



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